What rucksack / bag do you use?

almost 5 years ago from David Flecher, Designer

  • Bryan Maniotakis, almost 5 years ago

    Can't go wrong with something from Cote & Ciel. Their bags are a bit pricier than most, but they are built like tanks and do something different from a design perspective.

    I've got the Isar in black coated canvas, and the added duffle-bag type storage makes it great for the gym, and travelling.

    Cote&Ciel Isar Backpack


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    • Paul HermannPaul Hermann, almost 5 years ago

      I got a Rhine Coated Canvas, and I can absolutely subscribe that the build-quality is insanely robust. The design is not always super functional though. It's nice for urban use and daily commutes though. I won't use it for traveling longer distances as it's a little too impractical and small, but that's specific to the model and might be different with the Isar.

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      • Riley C, almost 5 years ago

        I agree, i've had an Isar for about 3 years now. Love the form factor and build quality but find it a bit impractical when traveling. You can try stuffing it with a lot of items but it gets bulky and starts looking a bit ridiculous haha.

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        • Asher SimondsAsher Simonds, almost 5 years ago

          Agreed on the Isar and have had it for 3 years as well. Plus it's a little heavier due to the thicker construction. The only other issue I have is the shoulder straps don't stay taut so I have to pull them while wearing it every so often.

          Despite that, I love the bag and don't plan on replacing it anytime soon. They seem to be favoring the laptop pocket zip to be placed outside the shoulder straps in newer models; I bought the gray melange because it was more protected under them.

          1 point
    • Elwin Ha, almost 5 years ago

      Agreed. I got the MemoryTech Nile Rucksack, and the bag is like a black hole; it has so much room and just wraps around everything I throw in it due to its design and material. I took it with me to climb Mount Fuji last August, and I was able to clip my flashlights on the shoulder straps (sort of like Iron Man haha), a 3L water pouch, all my clothes, and snacks :)

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